I'm in a reading slump.
I often get in these when I'm deep into a writing stretch, and I'm having a pretty good writing stretch right now. In the mornings I'm revising the novel I'm working on. In the afternoon, I've started a brand new manuscript.
But as I'm writing, I'm finding crime fiction isn't holding my attention. It's not that I hate crime fiction... I LOVE IT. But what's odd is even authors I can't put down--right now, I can put them down.
But that's a good thing.
It means I'm branching out with my reading. In my attempt to find new things to read, I've discovered Neil Gaiman, GRR Martin, comics I would have tried before, and some other fantasy/sci-fi novels who've caught my attention.
It's always good to read outside your comfort zone. So, for once, I'm not frustrated by a reading slump. I'm looking forward to coming out of it and checking out some new authors.
So... questions... Can you read during a time period when you're deep into your writing?
How often do you try to read outside your comfort zone?